Mariposa Nocturna, which translates to “night butterfly” or moth in Spanish, is an apt name for the pattern on this crossbody bag, at once delicate and assertive, mysterious and yet exposed. The indigenous Zapotec community of Oaxaca, Mexico uses locally derived wool and natural dye to hand weave traditional patterns with a contemporary touch. This bag features a zip closure and a leather strap that can be worn on one shoulder or across the chest for added versatility.
Mexico’s history is a crossroad between the cultures of Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Modern Mexican art is utilitarian at the core, but detailed in beautiful patterns and colors that are rooted in folk art traditions from the indigenous and Spanish eras. We showcase beautiful, hand-crated products for everyday use like shoulder bags and cell phone cases.
About Fair Trade
Fair Trade is more than just equitable wages. Fair Trade is about equality, sourcing transparency, and respect for talent. We empower artisans to create one of a kind products in safe working conditions with sustainable pay. What this means is no workplace exploitation for the sole purpose of profit.
Genesis Fair Trade is proud to adhere by Fair Trade principals and promote empowerment of people around the world.